running 2 routers

August 11, 2011 at 07:48:22
Specs: Windows XP
i live 2 storeys above a pub and the router is downstairs in the bar, the signal is fine in our living room but as soon as you go into the kitchen it disappears (this is probably due to it being above the pub kitchen thats full of stainless steel) i need to get a signal to my 'man' room (xbox den) so i can play on line. we are on the same phone line as the pub so would it be possible for me to just plug another router in upstairs as i've been told its got to be wired to the other router and i doubt they make cables that long

any advice is greatly appreciated

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August 11, 2011 at 08:19:36
Nope you can't just plug a router in.

You could consider getting a wifi repeater so you could repeat the signal you get upstairs to the man room.

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August 12, 2011 at 07:48:40
If it's possible to run a network cable from your existing router to your "man cave" then I would do that.

The maximum segment length for a Cat5/5e/6 cable is 100 metres. If the distance between router and man cave is less than that, you're good to go.

You can have a cable made any length you want keeping in mind the length limitation.

If you can do a wired solution, I would recommend doing so as wireless is not as good for gaming as wired. For a guide on how to connect a second router simply click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Add a second Router to your LAN

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